This day in #History 2310


This day in #History
October 23rd

1927 – Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan
Straus

1946 – UN General Assembly 2 nd session convenes (1 st NYC- Flushing Meadows )

1947 – NAACP petition on racism, “An Appeal to the World” presented to UN

1947 – Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1 st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes

1953 – France grants Laos ‘ sovereignty

1953 – German FR applies to NATO

1954 – Britain , England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany

1954 – German FR joins NATO

1954 – Pakistan governor- general Ghoelan
Mohammed disbands parliament

56 – Revolt against Stalinist policies begins in
Hungary

1956 – Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation . (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4)

1958 – De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance “peace of the brave ”

1958 – Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1973 – UN ‘s revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

1977 – Panamanians vote 2 :1 to approve new Canal treaties

1977 – Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces
that 34- billion-year- old one -celled fossils, the
earliest life forms , had been discovered

1978 – China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of
dissension

1989 – Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended

1998 – Israeli – Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for
peace ” agreement.

2001 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks .

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

2009 – The United Nations ” Rotterdam Rules ”
convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1940 – Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento] , Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century – 1281 goals in 1363 games)

1942 – Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain , Congo, Looker), (d . 2008)

1951 – Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo

1991 – Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan

FAMOUS DEATHS

1928 – F A Alphonse Aulard , French historian, dies

1929 – Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of
historiography), dies at 74

1957 – Christian Dior, French designer
(New Look ), dies at 52 of a heart attack

1986 – Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K
(Nobel 1943 ), dies at 92

2011 – John McCarthy , American computer scientist
and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence ,
inventor of the Lisp programming language .( b . 1927

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